Pen and Ink Continued - bamboo quill
I woke up this morning, wanting to approach my pen and ink exercises from a slightly different perspective. I'm not getting much variation with the nips I wanted, so I went off to the art shop in West End, and picked up a bamboo double sided quill pen. AAAAH, now that's what I'm talking about! It was great. The textural variation came in the way the bamboo absorbs and 'paints' the ink - it's also easy to vary the line and the great form. So now I need to get back to foreground, midground and background studies.
Being more a pattern based person, I tend to forget the simplest principles about line work. Thicker lines closer, thinner smaller lines in the background. Forced perspective works well and a little ink wash around shadows works a treat.
I've enjoyed the past few weeks of ink work, and will certainly introduce it into my work practices as an illustrator, although I may want to vary my lines more. I also have a few Windsor and Newton colour inks there, so I intend to work with these too. I also purched a water brush (water in the back end, brush in the front) but I've yet to figure out it's actual use. I need to find a few videos on-line I think.
Some tutorials I have found useful so far:
Coloring Tutorial: Watercolor Added to Pen & Ink
How to draw in pen and ink - illustration techniques
Pen and Ink Tutorial | How to draw a realistic T-rex Dinosaur
Tutorial - How To Draw Trees - Watercolor, Pen & Ink Techniques.mp4
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